Cape Town’s radical rockers Fokofpolisiekar came together in 2003, resolving to produce new music “their own way”.
Francois van Coke, Hunter Kennedy, Johnny de Ridder, Wynand Myburgh and Jaco Venter, as Fokofpolisiekar, are a household name – not only because of the outrageous name of their act, but also because their songs speak to the feelings of post-apartheid Afrikaans youth. The band has played at just about every major music festival in the country, as well as the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium in 2004.
To date, Fokofpolisiekar has released five albums, won numerous awards, including Blunt magazine’s rock act of the year in 2004 and best album in 2006. They have appeared in a number of music magazines, including the alternative British publication Dazed and Confused.
Lunch Spot: Royale, Cape Town